JOB: Supervisory Contract Specialist with the NIH, Research Triangle Park, NC

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Supervisory Contract Specialist-NIEHS-DH
    Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
    Agency: National Institutes of Health
    Job Announcement Number: NIH-NIEHS-DH-11-516211

    SALARY RANGE: $117,202.00 – $152,364.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 to Friday, August 19, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-1102-15
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Research Triangle Park, NC
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This position is being filled through Direct-Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.


    The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

    If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual, with supervisory experience, contract award and administration, negotiation, and procurement experience AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Office of Management (OM), Office of Acquisitions (OA).

    The OA is the principal advisor to the NIEHS on regulations, policies, procedures, and processes related to procurement of real estate, architecture and engineering, construction, facilities operations and maintenance.


    * U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
    * Position is subject to a background investigation.
    * You may be required to travel up to 12 times per year
    * Mandatory basic education requirement. Transcripts required.


    If selected for this position you will perform the following duties:

    Provide leadership and management, and direct the activities of professional and support staff in the area of centralized acquisition services in research and development, architecture, engineering, construction, real property, and small purchases for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

    Advise managers on acquisition regulations, policies, procedures, and operations for research and development, station support; architecture, engineering and construction; and real property purchases, disposition and leasing as well as maintain a Certificate of Appointment (Warrant) as a Contracting Officer of the U.S. Government.

    Provide leadership and strategic vision in planning, organizing, directing and controlling all office of Acquisition operations to design, implement, and manage all contract operations, including the simplified acquisition contracting programs for NIEHS.

    Coordinate and oversee the work of the subordinate staff; provide authoritative advice to NIEHS senior management and to other NIH senior officials in the planning and management of the NIEHS acquisitions program; assure reasonable equity among subordinate work units concerning performance standards and rating techniques and the adequacy of work; make decisions on work problems brought forward by Branch Chiefs and/or Team Leaders and evaluate employees’ performance.

    Provide expertise and make recommendations to the NIEHS Director and other senior NIEHS officials on all aspects of NIEHS contracting programs, from contract negotiation and administration through close-out.

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